Fields End (18) | Kilburnlad | Fishing | Diary

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Fields End (18)

Buoyed by last week's success I went back to the reed corner, but the wind on this occasion was much stronger and it proved very difficult to control my favourite free-lining approach. I resorted to light ledgering in the end but the day was really a disaster.

During the morning I lost a number of fish, both in the reeds and during playing. I was broken on one occasion.

My tally for the day amounted to one small common carp, about 3lb, and a crucian carp of about half a pound taken when ledgering. I lost count of the number of fish I lost, and the number of times I became snagged in the reeds, resulting in so many lost hooks that a trip to the tackle shop was necessary to re-stock.

All in all a very bad day, but to be fair nobody was catching, although in appears that the previous day was a bumper affair with one pair of anglers taking over 100lb of carp; the fish were obviously recovering from their excesses!